Friday, May 06, 2005

Do NOT Try This At Home

Please people, leave color selection to the professionals.

New Yarn
I mentioned that when I ordered the two extra balls of Dale Baby Ull from Rosie's Yarn Cellar, I supplemented my order with six hanks of Manos.

Since I know the folks there have very similar tastes to my own, I asked if they would just pick out three "good" colors and send me two hanks of each. Lisa, the owner there (I think it was Lisa), actually went to my blog to see what colors I already had, and then picked out three she thought would go well.



Not only do I think these colors are spectacular, but I think they will go exceptionally well in the Manos throw I plan on making with them.

Plus, I get to contribute to the women's cooperative in Uruguay. It doesn't get much better than this.

Current Knitting
This week was pretty busy, so I only got to work a little on the baby blanket, but it's coming along.



Just to give you a sense of how much yarn I had, I'm almost halfway through the fourth ball of yarn. I'm very glad to have two more balls to make this blanket the correct length.

Readers' Comments/Questions
In discussing the Grape Merino, Geraldine asks if I've ever heard of "silky wool"?

I haven't, but then my experience with spinning has been relatively limited. There is so much to learn.

I got a lovely note from Chris (Loopy on Marilyn's blog) that among other things, recommends that I take up weaving and get a loom.

I have to say that it is inevitable that I will be weaving at one point in my life. As Chris says, it's the next logical step in my fiber evolution. But like spinning, there is SO much to learn in weaving, and I wouldn't want to do it in a half-assed way. Plus, I will definitely have to own a house with more space before I bring a loom into it.

Finally Michelene adds a Monty Python reference in comments.

You can never go wrong with a Monty Python reference...thanks.

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